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  Friday, Dec. 2, 2022  
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Peabody College’s Meg Saylor awarded 2022 Chancellor’s Cup
Megan Saylor, professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, has been awarded the 2022 Chancellor’s Cup for her remarkable teaching and mentorship of undergraduate students.
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Faculty and staff awarded internal funds to spark Vanderbilt–NMAAM collaborations
The Office of the Provost has awarded four inaugural Arts, Discovery and Innovation grants to support faculty and staff research collaborations with the National Museum of African American Music.
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New housing study and committees seek creative solutions to crowded housing market
A new study is underway to assess the current and future housing needs of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate and professional students. The findings will be reviewed by committees of employees and graduate and professional students that will make recommendations to university leadership. 
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Vanderbilt University awarded $1.1M as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s IE3 initiative
Vanderbilt University was awarded a grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Community to improve outcomes and persistence in STEM among underrepresented students.
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Fazio appointed to Committee on Understanding and Addressing Misinformation about Science
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently appointed Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development Lisa Fazio as a member of the Committee on Understanding and Addressing Misinformation about Science.
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VUSN wins Best Schools for Men in Nursing award
For the fifth year in a row, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been named one of American Association for Men in Nursing’s Best Schools for Men in Nursing.
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Nominations open for spring 2023 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. All faculty are eligible to submit nominations, which are due Tuesday, Dec. 20.
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MoveVU to offer training for Lyft passes and excursion planning for classes, clubs, more Dec. 6
Vanderbilt has a preferred partnership with Lyft to offer a flexible transportation option for faculty, staff and students using ridehail services while conducting official university business. Program leaders must attend a training session hosted by VU staff about the Lyft dashboard.
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Women and Working Moms EAG to meet Dec. 7
The Women and Working Moms Employee Affinity Group will meet in person on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Sarratt 189. Vanderbilt employees who identify as women and mothers are encouraged to attend.
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Turkey Toss is Dec. 16; sign up to volunteer now
Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdocs are invited to participate in Turkey Toss 2022 on Friday, Dec. 16. This year’s Turkey Toss will be a hybrid event.
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Vanderbilt launches online holiday gift guide; shop now
Let the online Vanderbilt Holiday Gift Guide be your one-stop shop for treating everyone on your “nice” list this season.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement seeks interest for December small group life and career design series
A special December offering from HR Employee Learning and Engagement invites VU employees to explore how they can apply design thinking to their lives and careers.
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Reminder: New employee wellness and mental health programs start January 2023
Vanderbilt University is transitioning to new wellness and mental health programs for its employees in January 2023. The new programs, which are part of a wider investment in the health of faculty, staff and postdocs, will expand service offerings and make resources available to employees’ families.


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level medium

VU community encouraged to practice healthy behaviors; new omicron-specific boosters available


Take Note

MNPS school choice topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 7

William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran to discuss equity and youth in social research Dec. 8–9

Faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to submit proposals for spring cycle of Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant

Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery image collection now available on Wikimedia

Diermeier announces two paid administrative closure days to precede winter break

Employee Critical Support Fund to provide expanded services and funding; support the fund through AmazonSmile, Kroger Community Awards 

MLAS spring and summer 2023 course offerings announced

Law School announces new online master of legal studies with staff scholarship

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal fat, metabolic syndrome

Participants needed for family-centered diet study

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Hold the Stuffing returns with choice of three wellness options


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  ‘Detecting Colliding Black Holes: AI Deep Dive’
· DEC ·
  Skype services
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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Incentives can lead employees to cheat or lie at work
The research of Bruce Barry, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor and professor of organizational studies, is cited.
NBC News: Flu continues to spread across the U.S., infecting millions, CDC reports
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
CNBC: Flu hospitalizations increase nearly 30 percent as U.S. enters holiday season
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
MarketWatch: Opinion: Elon Musk’s battle with Apple puts Twitter at greater risk
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Alzheimer’s drug shows promise but needs more study for safety, researchers say
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Study: LGBTQ youth disproportionally represented in juvenile correction facilities with greater risk of self-harm
Kirsty Clark, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: People are being drugged in bars—but it’s difficult to prove and prosecute
Rebecca Bruccoleri, assistant professor of clinical medicine, is quoted.
Deseret News: What do babies need before age 3 to thrive—and how can state family policy help?
Cynthia Osborne, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
HealthImaging: Sustainability emerges as a prevalent theme at RSNA 2022
Reed Omary, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is quoted.
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